LGBTQ law blocks SoCal college rocket club from Alabama competition

A Citrus College rocketry club may be reaching for the stars, but is coming up with a handful of politics. The Rocket Owls team has earned a coveted spot at the annual NASA Student Launch competition, where 60 college teams from across the country go head-to-head, building and launching … [Read More...]

Infamous San Francisco parish to be site for re-design of Harvey Milk Plaza

The Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza is entering the next phase of the project to re-imagine the space above the Castro Muni station named for the gay slain supervisor and has announced dates for community meetings. Last year, the Friends group conducted a design competition, and an architectural team … [Read More...]

Dioceses recommend taking precautions during flu season

The following is from the Diocese of Sacramento website: We’ve received several questions about flu season and whether or not Bishop Soto is planning to suspend the common cup for Communion. In order to determine whether or not to temporarily suspend the cup, we closely monitor the California … [Read More...]

Why nuns are fighting the government

A new year has begun, and yet the struggle of American nuns to serve the poor without government harassment persists. This time, the harassment comes at the state level thanks to a recent lawsuit filed by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who is trying to force the U.S. government to … [Read More...]

New Los Angeles ministry aims to help families of the imprisoned

Families with loved ones in prison are feeling isolated, and a new initiative of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is setting out to change that. Deacon Paulino Juarez and Deacon Louis Roche, both of the archdiocese, have headed up a new ministry that reaches out to families of the incarcerated and … [Read More...]

Appeals court rejects challenge to California law making prostitution illegal

The Supreme Court’s 2003 ruling in the case Lawrence v. Texas is one of its best-known in recent memory. In a 6-3 decision, the justices invalidated every remaining sodomy law in the United States, rendering the country’s archaic and largely unenforced bans on same-sex sexual activity … [Read More...]

Broad support against forcing pro-life centers to advertise for abortion

Twenty-two states, 144 members of Congress, and numerous organizations concerned about government-compelled speech have filed friend-of-the-court briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. The lawsuit is challenging a California law that forces … [Read More...]

Trump Administration to shield health care workers who don’t want to perform abortions

The Trump administration is poised to overhaul the HHS civil rights office as part of a broader plan to protect health workers who don't want to perform abortions, treat transgender patients seeking to transition or provide other services for which they have religious or moral objections. Under a … [Read More...]

Award to pro-abortion politician a matter of protocol, Vatican says

The conferral of the Vatican’s Order of St. Gregory the Great to Dutch politician and pro-abortion activist Liliane Ploumen was part of an ordinary diplomatic exchange of honorific titles, and does not mean that the Vatican supports Ploumen’s abortion campaigns, a Vatican spokesperson explained Jan. … [Read More...]

“If it wasn’t for our faith, I don’t think I would be where I am”

When Patricia, 74, and Tony, 78, Dykes — along with their daughters, son-in-law and grandkids — went out on the front yard of their Ventura home the evening of Dec. 4, all eyes turned toward Santa Paula. There in the distance a long wall of flames was coming over a hill, like some behemoth on a … [Read More...]

Pope Francis awards architect of safe-abortion fund with Pontifical Honor

Pro-abortion extremist Lilianne Ploumen, the former minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in the Netherlands, was honored by Pope Francis with entry into the Order of St. Gregory the Great, according to the Lepanto Institute, Dutch radio BNR, and the Order's website.  The award was … [Read More...]

Vandals hit 129-year-old Episcopal church in West Pasadena

A 129-year-old, strikingly beautiful West Pasadena church suffered major damage and the loss of at least one significant historical statue after a vandal or vandals broke in early Saturday morning, spray painted graffiti, destroyed property and set fire to the structure. Although the fire was … [Read More...]

Los Angeles archdiocese promotes LGBT agenda at Religious Education Congress

Under the leadership of Cardinal Robert Mahony, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ annual Religious Education Congress  – billed as the biggest annual gathering of Catholics in the country – gained a reputation for functioning as a platform for dissidents who seek to undermine Catholic doctrine on life … [Read More...]

Hostility to immigrants is a sin, Pope says

In a sense, every papal liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica has symbolic value, but rarely was that symbolism more overtly on display than on Sunday, when Pope Francis led a Mass for the Catholic Church’s Jan. 14 World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Obviously intended to drive home the message that … [Read More...]